Problem Pullet. Please read. [PIC]

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HamburgCross21, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. HamburgCross21

    HamburgCross21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!

    Since this morning my little Silver Spangled Hamburg pullet has been;
    • Limping
    • Laying down a lot
    • been disoriented
    • Trips over
    • steps on own toes
    • When i put her down from holding/moving she just lays on her side.

    I dont know whats happening. Any ideas?

    [[NOTE: She does have a companion, A little cross named Luna who's but A LOT smaller than her.]]

    Heres a picture of what happened when i put her down this morning:

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    Thanks.
     
  2. HamburgCross21

    HamburgCross21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help, I'm worried.
     
  3. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she eating or drinking?
     
  4. HamburgCross21

    HamburgCross21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, She eats well but she doesn't drink much. When it gets hot her I need to manually put her head near the bowl until she drinks it. She's getting better though.
     
  5. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try getting her to drink, maybe it's heat exhaustion. Try to cool her down.
     
  6. HamburgCross21

    HamburgCross21 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do. She sits infront of the fan and they paddle in cold water.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    could you get her to eat things with alot of water content, like watermelon or make her feed wetter so she gets some fluid into her. Would she drink a bit of sugar water, or pedialite?
     
  8. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be Marek's. What you described are some of the symptoms. Infected birds will have issues walking, but otherwise seem fine and like they are getting better. There are many more symptoms of course. Then they take a turn for the worse and many people are forced to cull the bird after that. http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/203602.htm Check that out for more info on Marek's disease.
     

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